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Sega Genesis Mini 2 coming in October with over 50 games

Published Jul 13th, 2022 9:04PM EDT
Sega Genesis Mini 2 console.
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Nintendo might have abandoned the market, but the miniature gaming console is not dead yet. This week, Sega announced that its second-generation Genesis Mini is coming to the US in October. Sega says that the Genesis Mini 2 is more powerful than the original 2019 model. The company also confirmed that it will ship with over 50 games pre-installed.

Launches on October 27th

As you can see in the video, the design has been updated to mirror that of the Sega Genesis Model 2. The wired control pad also has six buttons now instead of three. The retail box also includes a USB power adapter, a power cable, and an HDMI cable. Sega says the controllers released for the original Genesis Mini are compatible as well.

Aside from the design of the console, the biggest change is the device’s support for Sega CD games. Here are all of the games Sega has revealed so far:

  • After Burner II
  • Alien Soldier
  • Bonanza Brothers
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
  • Mansion of Hidden Souls (Sega CD)
  • Night Striker (Sega CD)
  • Ninja Warriors (Sega CD)
  • OutRun
  • OutRunners
  • Rainbow Islands Extra
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Silpheed (Sega CD)
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Sonic CD (Sega CD)
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Star Mobile
  • Super Hang-On
  • The Ooze
  • Vectorman 2
  • Virtua Racing

Sega will presumably announce the rest of the games in the near future. There will also be “a never-released bonus game” on the mini console. You can preorder the Sega Genesis Mini 2 exclusively on Amazon for $103.80. Amazon also charges $21.99 for shipping because the console will ship from Japan for US buyers.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.